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what happens to snot when the nose is pierced

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably nothing.: If what you mean by "snot" is mucus secretion from the nose, piercing of the lower nose cartilage should not have any effect on the quality or quantit ... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Nothing: Same as before piercing.

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nose piercing: Just take it out. It willpsr likely close. Some antibiotic ointment may help it like Bacitracin it will be fine. Good health to you !
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Damian Cornacchia
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: There is always a potential for a skin infection with any piercing, especially those involving the nose or areas that are often covered. The funny odo ... Read More
Dr. Revathi Naadimuthu
16 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably not: If there was bleeding, you may be smelling the iron in your blood, if the smell is metallic. If it smells bad, and it's been a few days since having ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
See Dermotologist: You may have an infection or cyst. In this forum, there is no way to determine your exact problem or it's severity, that is why you need to see a der ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
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Nose: Put ice, take painkillers. If nose swells or is too sore or any redness on nose see doctor.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Ernest
10 years experience Emergency Medicine
Some caution: Although a nose piercing uses a relatively small gauge needle, those with ITP are at increased risk of bleeding due to deficiency in platelets which h ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wai Lau
Dr. Wai Lau answered
30 years experience Pediatrics
Likely infection : Possible infection- cellulitis or soft cartilage infection. Remove the nose piercing and seek medical attention
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nose pierced: Apply hot moist compresses. Clean are with 3% peroxide and q-tips. May be infected. Rx for clindamycin indicated
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
51 years experience General Practice
YES: Indolent infections in this area are often from staph infections. Removing the piercing appliance, cleansing with peroxide, moist hot compresses, and ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: Questions.. did a physician pierce your nose, if not were sterile method done for the procedure? Why have you waited 6 months to get help? You could h ... Read More

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